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Meaning & Definition of Southwest in English

English

Southwest

/saʊθwɛst/

noun

1. The compass point midway between south and west

  • At 225 degrees
    synonym:
  • southwest
  • ,
  • sou'-west
  • ,
  • southwestward
  • ,
  • SW

2. The southwestern region of the united states generally including new mexico, arizona, texas, nevada, california, and sometimes utah and colorado

    synonym:
  • Southwest
  • ,
  • southwestern United States

3. The direction corresponding to the southwestward compass point

    synonym:
  • southwest

4. A location in the southwestern part of a country, region, or city

    synonym:
  • southwest

adjective

1. Coming from the southwest

  • "The winds are southwesterly"
    synonym:
  • southwesterly
  • ,
  • southwest

2. Situated in or oriented toward the southwest

    synonym:
  • southwest
  • ,
  • southwestern
  • ,
  • southwesterly

adverb

1. To, toward, or in the southwest

    synonym:
  • southwest
  • ,
  • south-west
  • ,
  • sou'west

Examples of using

Denmark is, among the Nordic countries, the southernmost, and is to the southwest of Sweden and south of Norway.